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Is there a way to restart my Windows 7 PC everynight.

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Sometimes my PC will not see the camera, microphone and printer. When I re-boot the PC I see all again. I would like to refresh everything every night and have it ready for my wife to clutter up the next day.

Thanks in advance.
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by:alirazakhan
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apoint a person who do it
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Ernie Beek earned 500 total points
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In control panel you have Task Scheduler. Create a task there to run every night, executing: shutdown -r -t 01 and you should be fine.
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by:Ernie Beek
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Oh by the way, in control panel it's under 'administrative tools'.

@alirazakhan: is that supposed to be a serious answer?
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by:enachemc
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shutdown -r -f -t 1

-f means force restart
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by:LeeTutor
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This tutorial takes you through the steps of how to use Windows 7's Task Scheduler to create a basic task:

http://www.7tutorials.com/how-create-task-basic-task-wizard

The action you want to take, as the last step of creating the basic task, would be:

c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe /r /t 00

This calls a system program to restart the computer immediately (at whatever time you specified for task scheduler to run this task).  The "/r" argument does a restart rather than a shutdown (you would specify "/s" if you wanted to shutdown the computer instead), and the /t 00 specifies the number of seconds (zero) to wait before running the task.
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by:AlamoAutomation
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Thanks I found this as well sorry to bother with such a dumb question
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by:phimanshuj
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I created a batch file in notepad containing the following string
c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe /R /T 5 /F
 
saved as "autoshutdown.bat"

Then scheduled a task to run nightly at 1am.
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by:Ernie Beek
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Thx for the points.
And you know: there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers :)
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